October 11, 2011
By Alton K. Marsh
Jeppesen has joined the Lindbergh Foundation’s Aviation Green Alliance as a founding member. The alliance looks for solutions to environmental concerns facing the aviation industry, and was established earlier this year.
The foundation honors the link made by aviation legend Charles Lindbergh between aviation and protecting the environment.
“The Aviation Green Alliance organization offers an opportunity for aviation-related companies and individuals to share best practices and establish innovative programs to help guide environmental stewardship in relation to aviation industry operations,” said Mark Van Tine, Jeppesen president and CEO.
The organization supplies environmental news and information and funds grants for the discovery and development of new technologies. Lindbergh Foundation Chairman and CEO Larry Williams said Jeppesen has made its environmental impact statement a part of the company’s core values and beliefs.
AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Alton Marsh has been a pilot since 1970 and has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates, aerobatic training, and a commercial seaplane certificate.
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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